This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1.
Wilson, Ernest

Rank and Unit at End of World War One

Rank Private

Service Number 420771

Service Army


Regiment Labour Corps

Other service during World War One
Information from Medal Index Cards (WO372), Medal Rolls (WO329), Service Records (WO363) and/or Pension Records (WO364) held by The National Archives.
Rank Number Unit
Gunner 5844 Royal Field Artillery
Connection with Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite and reason for inclusion on this web site
  • Named as an Absent Voter due to Naval or Military Service on the 1918 or 1919 Absent Voter list for Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite


The name Ernest Wilson appears in the 1918 and 1919 electoral rolls for Collingham as an absent voter due to Naval or Military Service. Ernest's name also appears in the Collingham electoral roll for 1920 and each year up to 1924, but not after that. We have found a registration for a death in the third quarter of 1925 in the Wetherby District for an Ernest Wilson aged 35. This would suggest a date of birth in 1890. However, until now, we had not been able to identify the individual service record for 'our' Ernest Wilson.

134 men named Ernest Wilson were awarded campaign medals for the First World War and we had not been able to identify which record corresponds to Collingham's Ernest Wilson. However the new Pension record cards and ledgers, being digitised in November 2018, now allow us to find that Private 420771 Ernest Wilson of the Labour Corps, formerly Gunner 5844 of the Royal Field Artillery, gave his address as Collingham Bridge, Yorkshire. We do not have details of which units Ernest served in, and so, at present, cannot identify where he served.

If you have any further information about Ernest Wilson, please contact us.

Biography last updated 14 November 2018 19:06:38.


First World War Medal Index Cards. The National Archives (WO372).
First World War Medal Index Rolls. The National Archives (WO329).
Pension Record Cards and Ledgers. Case number 4/M W/10688 & 4/M W/11693

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